Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 17th Mar 2007 00:26 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu During my 8 years of Linux on and off usage I have tried more distros than I have chocolate bars. Each one of my previous encounters meant that I had to spend at least 2 days configuring before I have a desktop that I was somewhat comfortable with. With Ubuntu Feisty Fawn's latest test beta --for the first time ever-- this was not the case. I was up and running with all the niceties I wanted within 2 hours.
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Xorg 7.3
by ubit on Sat 17th Mar 2007 08:21 UTC
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RE: henrik73 Remember that X11 for a long time languished as XFree86, and only recently has made some huge advances in compositing, drivers, modularity, etc.

Xorg 7.3 (slated for this summer/fall) is said to bring auto-configuration/hotplugging/easy dual-monitor setup/etc to X11. Ubuntu is also working on a way for X to be safe, called BulletProofX:

The current failsafe driver however is vesa of course, easily accessed in debian systems with dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

In fact I think there's a package known as "envy" which delivers some failsafe X features for NVidia binary driver installations.

Edited 2007-03-17 08:29

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